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Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
constituents is announcing plans to run against him. david collins joins us live from glen burnie with more. hour, lifelong has been a resident gus kurtz is announcing his plans to take dwyer's seat. gus kurtz is already a household name. the developer and committee act of his believes he is qualified to defeat delegate don dwyer and shake things up in annapolis. >> i would like to represent my district with honesty and integrity. >> delegate dwyer is facing a serious personal challenge for -- in the wake of being arrested a second time for dui. after observing him speeding and routeg erratically on 100. his car registration had also expired. police say dwyer had performed poorly on field to brady tests and refused a breathalyzer. the second arrest comes as wire the way to sentencing for driving a boat while intoxicated. his boat collided with another. several children and he himself were hurt. this is a personal matter and for that person and i hope he gets the help that he needs. >> kurtz says he has been considering running for office for many years but this period of this life feels lik
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Aug 12, 2013 7:00pm EDT
outsized, unnecessarily large prison population, we need to ensure that incarceration is used to punish, deter, and rehabilitate, not merely to warehouse and forget. >> woodruff: one step toward a solution, according to holder: scale back mandatory minimum sentences for low-level, non- violent drug offenses. there are almost 220,000 prisoners in federal penitentiaries, now: 40% over capacity. nearly half those inmates are serving time for drug-related crimes. holder plans to tell federal prosecutors to change the way they handle those cases. >> they now will be charged with offenses for which the accompanying sentences are better suited to their individual conduct, rather than excessive prison terms more appropriate for violent criminals or drug kingpins. >> woodruff: the attorney general wants states to do likewise, given that 225,000 people are serving time in state prisons for drug crimes. there is longstanding, bi- partisan support for such reform. u.s. senator richard durbin of illinois has introduced the "smarter sentencing act", co- sponsored by fellow democrat patrick leahy of v
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Aug 8, 2013 7:00pm EDT
initially started beacon hill village, there were 11 of us who got together on a cold november day with this abstract determination that we're not going anywhere. >> ifill: a veteran political reporter looks back at the transformative 2012 election and how it permanently changed politics. we talk to the washington post's dan balz about his book, "collision 2012." >> everything changes from one cycle to another. i don't think i've seen as many changes in one cycle as we saw between 2008 and 2012. >> brown: and can apps for babies be educational? or are they harmful entertainment? we look at one advocacy group's complaint to the federal trade commission. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program wa
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Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
joins us from decatur now with details. gabe? >> reporter: lester, all 800-plus students have been accounted for tonight, and no injuries have been reported. visitors are supposed to be buzzed into the school, but somehow the suspect got through. a terrifying scene in suburban atlanta. a reported gunman and an elementary school, children being quickly herded to safety, and dozens of officers swarming. >> why would you run into an elementary school with innocent babies? >> reporter: around lunchtime, police say a 19-year-old man wearing dark clothes walked into the front office at ronald mcnair discovery learning academy with an ak-47 and told the clerk to call a local tv station. as officers approached, police say he stepped outside the school and fired at least six shots. when police fired back, he dropped to the ground and surrendered. no one was injured. >> i never thought something like this would happen in my neighborhood, period. >> reporter: for linda bell, it was three hours of agony. the wait for her 6-year-old son. >> my husband called and said hey, the baby is -- there's
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Aug 16, 2013 8:30pm EDT
all get together like this. [ chuckles ] thank you so much for inviting us. luckily, i had some free time 'cause i've been so busy working on my new cd. [ chuckles ] i know what you mean. my new skin-care line has been taking up all of my time. mm. you girls are so self-serving. speaking of serving, how about a glass of chateau de adrienne? sorry, girls. you can't talk about your products on this show. it's network policy. we can't? no. i'm sorry. [ fanfare plays ] hmm. mm. what? i said you couldn't talk about it. [ rock music plays ] may i ask you something? i have a date tonight. yeah. okay. i don't know what to wear. i can't wear this, of course. [ laughs ] what kind of underwear do men like? um...like, something lacey. you think thongs, maybe? yeah. lace? i know guys definitely like thongs. do you think that they'll want to make out on the first date? i don't see why not. how far should i go? like, third base? that's up to you, if you're feeling comfortable. if you want to -- he's awful cute. then go for it. as long as you're satisfied and it's not something that you're gonna reg
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Aug 7, 2013 6:30pm EDT
? joining us with his thoughts, global market strategist at jp morgan funds. andres there is a summer lull. what is the smart thing for investors to do? do you buy, sale, just sit tight? >> for the active investor, short-term investment horizon nobody wants to be a hero this august considering how strong the markets rallied. if you're a long-term investors it opens opportunities, for instance european equities we think they under performed the u.s. equity market and economies not in good shape but going from really bad to just bad and that momentum is what you look for to generate outside returns in the years to come. >> how much of a typical investor, and i realize there is no such thing as a typical investor but how much of a typical investor's portfolio should be in overseas securities? >> that's a great question. it matter what is your risk aversion is. european equities will be more volatile. there is more uncertainty not only about their economy but earnings. that's a reason i think there will be a higher expected return. having said that, if you look at the u.s., earnings are n
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Aug 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
contributes but he is overseeing everything. you know, he's in with us at the start of the day and he usually leaves after we've all left. >> walk us through the day. behind the scenes of the daily show. you get there at whatever time and start the first meeting at whatever time. >> so like 9:00 in the morning we have a writer's meeting. so that will be discussing what we're going to do on the show that day. now hopefully we will have a basic sense of that, especially if it's a tuesday, wednesday or thursday from the previous afternoon, to try and get a little bit ahead. so studio production who have already been in before that writer's meeting will bring up clips that they think would be useful, funny, good to juxtapose. and so from that discussion which should take about 45 minutes,. if it takes much longer than that we're already sowing the seeds of trouble which will bloom into a disaster later. so people are sent away to do the single parts of the script or two people work on one thing. they need to come in, in about-- about an hour, hour and 15 minutes. that's the most frantic p
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Aug 23, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Aug 9, 2013 8:30pm EDT
price without using an ounce of ink." kindred tells that steve coll, 11 years later, they have a retreat on the eastern shore and he has a proposal for "the post" to put their arms around the internet and nothing happens. the line was in 2003 "washingtonpost.com still came off as your grandpa's newspaper taped to the computer screen." that has changed, colby. >> it has changed, but it took a long time to get there. i have, from my place in i had an outbreak, nonelectric royal -- upright, nonelectric royal typewriter. that was the means by which we communicated to the public good today -- public. today, we have this which allows us to speak to everyone around the globe, take pictures instantaneously, and create newsprint that is filed within seconds. newspapers are not obsolete, but they have to change the way in which they deliver information to people. tastes have changed. some people do not read comics anymore. your publication does not even produce comics. >> we have a pulitzer prize winning cartoonist. >> we get our comics from fox news and msnbc. >> ok, i remember in the las
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Aug 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
us. >> what are you going to do to stop it? >> say my name. >> eisenberg. >> you're damn right. >> rose: joining me now brabs creator vince gilligan and three of the show's stars and emmy nominees. aaron paul, anna gunn and the man who plays walter white himself, bryan cranston. i'm very pleased to have them at this table. welcome. great to have you here. this is something. >> indeed. >> rose: take me back to when you first had the idea for this. >> i was coming off of seven years writing for the t.v. show "the x-files." that was a wonderful job. that was a close second as far as great jobs go to "breaking bad." this one has to take the cake. but i was talking to a good buddy of mine who i went to n.y.u. film school with and he and i had written together on "the x-files" and we were bemoaning the fact that we couldn't get another great t.v. job. >> rose: (laughs) that life was over. >> and we talked about being greeters at wal-mart because maybe we'd be good at that. and he read an article in the "new york times" about some children who had gotten sick from a meth lab that thei
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Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
her upset because it's challenging. it challenged us and challenged me and my son. but it was about that. >> because it's also for me a love story. a love story through the eyes of this man and one of the reasons i said yes to lee-- after he was relentless in asking me to do it-- is because i wanted the tapestry, the depth, the broadness of that communication between a husband and a wife and particularly a middle-class black family to be seen by the rest of the world. it's something we don't see very often and i think that women have been the backbone regardless of race during that period for a number of reasons and i wanted to be able to show that in that one character. >> rose: what did you hope to bring in this script? what story? >> well, i wanted to tell the history of the civil rights movement. it seems to me that that movement has not been properly told in hollywood. you have world war ii, the holocaust, they're extremely famous, part of our national consciousness and partly because there's movies and t.v. shows made about them but there haven't been movies made about the civ
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Aug 20, 2013 12:00pm EDT
calls mubarak to be released from prison. today his lawyer told us that he is 89% sure that his client will be released soon. mubarak was charged with a variety of crimes, from stealing state funds to killing protesters, but has been acquitted of almost all of them. he faces some charges, but his lawyer says there is no reason for him to stay behind bars while the legal process continues. no one in this country is seriously continuing -- seriously talking about restoring mubarak's power, but if you were led out, it would be assigned to many in this country that the military-backed government wants to bring back regime and look after its friends. >> still ahead, while the employment rate increases across the u.s., the numbers in maryland are not as positive. but first, a medical scare for a member of the vice president's family. >> vice president joe biden is in houston, where his son beau is hospitalized. the delaware attorney general became disoriented after a drive for a family vacation and was briefly admitted into a hospital in chicago and went to philadelphia the next day to consu
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Aug 12, 2013 6:30pm EDT
if and when to begin tapering their economic stimulus program. steve tells us what's on this week's calendar, and which reports are most important to fed chairman ben bernanke and company. >> good evening. a big week for economic data, that will go a long way toward figuring out whether the economy is strong enough for the federal reserve to ease back on the support its giving. we'll get a read on the consumer with july retail sales tomorrow morning, and economists are looking for a modest but still healthy gain. later in the week, wall street looks for relatively tame inflation numbers, both from producers and consumers. for the number of americans, jobless claims remain low. that's just a bit above the level from before the recession. on friday, we'll learn how much new home building has been hurt by recent higher mortgage rates. economists look for july housing starts to come in with a big gain at an annual rate. ben bernanke will be watching all of this closely, he's indicated the fed can reduce his monthly purchases s of bonds. already the second quarter looks healthier than or
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Aug 22, 2013 12:00am EDT
, see, i love that. katy perry was here the other night. she used this term "quarter life crisis." this is hysterical. >> the kids and their terms these days, yeah. >> jay: oh, a tenth of a life crisis. i'm nine. [ light laughter ] i mean, i've never even heard of that. >> people panic at any age. and you want a label it, i think. but, you know, my character is about to turn 30, and her life isn't as she expected it to be. so she decides to move back home and create the circumstances that she was last happiest in, which was when she was a lifeguard in high school. and then she starts to hang out with some 16-year-olds, and it's not appropriate. >> jay: oh. [ light laughter ] oh. yeah. >> it's not, guys. it's not appropriate. >> jay: suddenly guys are going, "oh, i want to see this." >> yeah, it's a great -- [ light laughter ] she has a dangerous relationship. >> jay: now, is that difficult for you? working with young, handsome co-stars? >> oh. no. i was nervous because there are some intimate scenes. but thankfully, he was not 16. he was 19. but there was definitely more -- [ lau
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00pm EDT
relationship managers use their -- work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." this is "bbc world news america ." reporting from washington, i'm jane o'brien. symbolic way felt president -- zimbabwe's president robert mugabe takes on rivals. james"whitey" bulger is found guilty. and we will meet the man who made it all the way to san francisco after getting a double long transplant. -- double lung transplant. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in his first speech since the disputed july 31st election, zimbabwe's president robert mu gabe viciously attacked his opponents, saying they can "go and hang themselves." the chargey denied but at the vote was rigged. correspondent andrew harding has this report. victory?imous in not president mugabe's style. be's style.ident muga he had this to say. those who cannot handle defeat, can go hang th
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Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. thanks so much for being us with here tonight. gerry sandusky alluded to it just a moment ago they have struggled a bit. certainly the first team offense. and ed dickson we're not sure if he will play, the ravens tight end. with the injury to dennis pitta. and it's been a struggle. and ready for the season opener. ed one of guys that will be pushed by dallas clark and visanthe shiancoe. dickson has been out with a tweaked hamstring and probably not going to play tonight against the panthers. with dennis pitta's season training camp, enough for some. and brandon stokley, they can se the extra reps. >> you can see them starting to blend and jell those last two periods we had today. were pretty sharp with a number of different young guys that were taking part within the practice scheme also. but it just takes work. i think you see them out there throwing early to dallas. working with him on some different routes and things of that nature. he does the same thing with stokley and every time they pop up in one-on-ones he moves over and takes a couple extra throws and trying to get accustomed
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Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
about her kidnapping, next. plus, world leaders are reacting to serial's alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians. >> are those trees moving? keep watching. this is what happened when a sinkhole opened up in louisiana, swallowing a group of trees. the sinkhole originally appeared in the waterway last year, prompting an evacuation. state and federal agencies have been monitoring the situation. the 16-year-old who was kidnapped by a family friend is speaking out for the first time. hannah anderson said she wanted to clarify some things, like the text with her 40-year-old abductor the day she was taken. joe dimaggio killed hannah upon smother an eight-year-old brother in san diego before taking hannah -- hannah's mother and eight-year-old brother before taking hannah captive earlier this month. he was killed in a shootout with the fbi. wanted to thank the amber alert and the sheriffs and the , everyone that put in their time to find me. >> hannah's mother and brother will be buried this weekend. covering the world, leaders are now reacting to the allegations of chemical weapon u
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
states are limiting the requirement to retreat. use deadly force. >> 16 states currently have stand your ground law on the books. in maryland, individuals have a duty to retreat before considering and using deadly force. that could change of baltimore county republican delegate patrick madonna has his way. >> we are introducing legislation to create a stand your ground law in maryland, the strongest form of protection for crime victims and potential crime victims. >> it provides an exemption to the duty to retreat. stand your ground states have exemptions as well. kansas, this defense cannot be used during the commission of a crime. in north carolina, it cannot be used in circumstances that involve law enforcement or landlord disputes. >> when you have duty to retreat, a victim can be subject to a civil lawsuit or from a prosecution. >> a law signed by martin o'malley in 2010 provide civil immunity from damages when force or deadly force is used under reasonable circumstances. according to an analysis by the 10th of a times, florida's stand your ground law has allowed drug dealers t
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Aug 24, 2013 6:00pm EDT
dundalk. it all started at kavanagh road. us?h, what can you tell >> the woman injured is the victim's daughter. her name is shannon nicklas dishes expected survive -- is expected to survive. the victim is terri ann burnham cool shot multiple times by her husband -- who shot her multiple times. when shannon nicklas came down, terri ann burnham had been shot. when police arrived, it was unclear who was still inside. determinere able to that man shot another person in the basement of the house and officers continued to make contact with somebody inside of the house and were never able to make contact. it was a barricade situation. >> there was another man who was living inside the house who police said it was living in the basement and appeared he slept thing. therentire had been an ongoing domestic situation between the husband and the wife. reporting live. >> thank you. police in baltimore city are investigating a deadly shooting it 10:30 p.m. friday night. officers found a 21-year-old man who had been shot in the head and he was taken to an. hospital -- and aread hospital where he die
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Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm EDT
tom costello is in groveland, california, to bring us the latest. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, lester. public utility crews say they are confident they can maintain water and power to san francisco. this station is serving as an information point so residents can get real time updates on exactly what the fire's status is now. 5,500 homes remain threatened and this fire is in very steeper it roin rain. >> still holding out. >> reporter: from the cockpit of a national guard c-130. >> got you in sight, coming in position mind you. >> reporter: to blackhawk helicopters, the view of the down-to-dusk aerial mission to attack a fire that has grown into the country's most serious, the challenge getting the water drop from so-called bambi buckets on just the right spot to give the ground crews a quick advantage. meanwhile on the ground, homeowners like careen and matt are on edge, leaving their home when the flames get too close and returning home when the winds seem to be in their favor. >> twice we went with friends and it got bad for pine mountain lake. >> reporter: this family visi
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
>> he was flop with drunk driving charges. david collins joins us live with the latest. >> there is strong reactions coming from members of the wires yer's party. calls for him to resign from his seat are increasing and growing louder. >> he could should consider resigning from the legislator and get the help that he needs to get back on track. >> democrats stop short of calling for him to step down. >> he needs to look within himself in terms of what is best for his constituents. him earlyarrested tuesday morning for dui. police charging documents say that an officer transporting a prisoner spotted a cadillac with delegates tags driving erratically. police say he performed poorly tests.e field sobriety he had a strong odor about call on his breath. he told officers he had a couple of beers at a tavern. he refused a breathalyzer test. he faces an uncertain future as a state revisited. many of his constituents wanted to resign. >> he should resign. how is our role model? >> no one answered the door at his home. he has not returned calls placed to a cell phone or office. ron george is
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Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm EDT
latest for us. kate? >> reporter: good morning, lester. a lot of security here, a double front door, you have to be buzzed in, but the gunman was able to closely follow someone in the school. 800 children were inside the classrooms and yet not one was hurt. >> a shoot-out. >> reporter: a self-portrait of michael hill, who took an ak-47 assault rifle and close to 500 rounds of ammunition into an elementary school. >> do not let anybody in the building including no police. >> reporter: and today another portrait emerged of the fast-speaking school book keeper in the front office who dialed 911. he said he don't care, he have nothing to live for. >> reporter: shr relayed messages from the shooter to the operator. >> he went inside and started shooting. >> reporter: three sheriff's investigators who specialize in high-risk situations were just feet away from the front door. >> i can handle anything in my profession, but i can't handle something happening to an innocent child. just, you know, you dig deep. >> reporter: as teachers texted each towe stay calm, tuft calmly talked to the gun
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Aug 20, 2013 11:30pm EDT
] >> thank you for joining us. the tonight show with jay leno is next. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- kate hudson, bob costas, the music of the kopecky family band and "photo booth!" and now, jay leno! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: thank you very much! welcome. welcome to "the tonight show." very kind. thank you, thank you. hey. you might remember this. monday night, i mentioned that a man right here in the valley, about 30 miles from here, went bankrupt collecting beanie babies. [ light laughter ] this guy spent $100,000, his life savings, collecting beanie babies, because one day he thought his collection would become so valuable that it would pay for his children's college education. [ light laughter ] well, he was interviewed on the news the other night. now he says he realizes his mistake. he should have invested in cabbage patch kids. that's where -- [ laughter ] that's wre the money -- of course! this is why -- [ applause ] that's why you need
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Aug 9, 2013 7:00pm EDT
sreenivasan looks at the motor city's battle amid bankruptcy. >> detroiters are so used to bad news, and they are so used to things not really breaking our way, and they're used to getting up the next morning and going, "well, i can't stop, i've got to keep going, i've got to keep trying." >> woodruff: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> brown: and yes, those are goats in that graveyard. more than a hundred of them. kwame holman tells us what they're doing in this historic washington, d.c., cemetery. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama pled
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
, "capitalism hits the fan." tell us why you say capitalism has hit the fan. >> well, the classic defense of capitalism as a system from much of its history has been, okay, it has this or that flaw. but it quote, unquote, "delivers the goods.'" >> yeah, for most everybody. >> right. >> that was the argument. >> and so, you may not get the most, but it'll trickle down to you, all the different ways. >> the yachts will rise. >> that's right. the ocean will lift all the boats. the reality is that for at least 30 years now, that isn't true. for the majority of people, capitalism is not delivering the goods. it is delivering, arguably, the bads. and so we have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means, but a growing majority in this society which isn't getting the benefit, is in fact facing harder and harder times. and that's what provokes some of us to begin to say, "it's a systemic problem." >> so, we put together some recent headlines. the merger of american and u.s. air, giving us only four major airlines and less comp
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. could climate change be making us more violent? ray suarez dives into the details of a new study. >> brown: and a powerful drama based on the true story of one man's last day, before being fatally shot on an oakland subway. we sit down with the director of "fruitvale station". >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: president obama has called off next month's planned meeting with russian president putin. that announcement today underscored the damage done by the dispute over edward snowden. for the record, the statement-- posted on the white house website-- said u.s. officials could not justify a meeting of the p
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Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who lived well into their 90's. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed, the official retirement age. the question is, how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional funding for "washington week" is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. the president of these united states strolled into the white house east room today to unburden himself of a few things. before he follows congress' lead and escapes washington for a summer vacation. but the next 10 days will clearly not be a vacation from work. in his briefcase, how to soothe fears about domestic surveillance programs. how to paper over a cold war-like rift with vladimir putin and how to brace for republican pushback on various domestic i
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Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
can help you with that directly. yeah. the two of us are dating. you're dating? yeah. do you have a friend that's single? actually, i don't. have you ever thought about a threesome? [ laughs ] no. no, i can't say we have. thank you for talking to us, but i'm so sorry we can't help right now. well, thank you anyway. all right. you would have been a lot of fun. thanks. yeah, you're right. [ woman laughs ] [ twisted sister's "we're not gonna take it" plays ] ♪ we're not gonna take it ♪ no, we ain't gonna take it ♪ we're not gonna take it anymore ♪ nailed it. ♪ we're not gonna take it ♪ no, we ain't gonna take it ♪ we're not gonna take it ♪ anymore ah-choo! [ laughs ] ♪ we're not gonna take it no! ♪ no, we ain't gonna take it ♪ we're not gonna take it anymore ♪ ooh! [ cheers and applause ] oh, hi. welcome to "off their rockers." i'm just getting the house ready for a friend who's coming over. [ doorbell rings ] oh! that must be him. hi, howie. come on in. hi, betty. how are you? [ laughs ] oh, wow. whoa! look at your place. what's with all the plastic on everythi
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their it worked hard to understand the industry you are operate in. key provide capital for strategic decisions. we offer tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? and now, "bbc world news america." president obama announced his government surveillance program and assesses this deteriorating relationship with russia. >> we're doing things that are good for the united states and hopefully good for russia as well. but recognizing there are going to be some differences. we will not be able to completely disguise them. >> hiding in plain sight. this sicilian mafia boss was living in italy for decades. italy wants him back to serve his time. it is summer. it must be time for that vacation souvenir. we will trace how the trinkets have become big business. onwelcome to our viewers public television in america and around the globe. today president obama held a wide ranging press conference at the white house on the eve of leaving for his summer vacation. on the agenda was announcing new oversight and transpa
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Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm EDT
front lines. they are telling us what he says is really going on. >>> state of emergency. in california, tonight an out-of-control wildfire the size of denver now raging insidef yosemite. a freak hailstorm and now the threat of flash floods. a wild weekend ahead for millions. >>> judgment day for the army major accused of a massacre at ft. hood. the deadliest massacre on a military base in u.s. history. >>> and what would you do if suddenly you had the time to do all of the things you really want? "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, brian is off tonight. i'm lester holt. >>> there's word tonight the pentagon is drawing up military options to respond to this week's atrocities in syria, as the white house is under increasing pressure to act. the horrible images of lifeless civilians as what the rebels say were killed by chemical weapons. as the u.s. officials are trying to confirm the nature of the attack nbc news has spoken to one of the doctors on the ground treating the v
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Aug 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
confirm they are investigating anthony hamilton's alleged use of someone else's academic record. identity fraud in maryland is illegal. hamilton was appointed to the city school board in june, he resigned two weeks ago. after our reporting punched holes in his claim that he had a master's degree from hopkins and was also a graduate of cop pen. a man who is a coppen grad told us he discovered what hamilton had done when he tried to get his transcript. >> they could not locate it by my name, but when i gave my social security number they were able to pull it up. but it was not my name on it, it was his name on it, under my social security number. >> anthony hamilton's name? >> yes, anthony hamilton's name was on my transcript. he used five years of my hard work at coppen, putting myself through school, and has made money. >> hamilton got a job with the city health department in 2008 that required a masters degree or a bachelors degree with certain experience, he was paid $52,000 per year. he resigned from the job last week. the state's attorneys office will not comment on its investigation.
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Aug 10, 2013 1:00am EDT
if you were developing this for freaks like us-- and i doubt you are-- nobody wants wants toa computer, nobody. >> how does somebody know what they want if they've never even seen it. >> rose: how are you going to handle in the film the last years of the life. >> so the film actually goes through the launch of the ipod. >> rose: right. >> and, you know, when you do a movie you have to decide what you put in and what you leave out. >> rose: exactly. >> most people-- once the ipod hit, there was a vertical integration of hardware and software that apple had that just started this whole new growth cycle for the company. and i think that that's the part that people-- it is pretty fresh in people's minds and people kind of remember it. but the story we thought was interesting was this tale of a guy who had a friend, an idea, and a garage. and took that and built what is-- what was the most profitable country in the history of mankind. and the struggle along the way in an effort to do that. >> rose: and for a while, the largest market cap of any company in the world. >> unbelievable
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Aug 19, 2013 6:30pm EDT
to safer grour ground in nearby haley, idaho to join us. miguel? >> reporter: lester, good evening. all the fires in the west are feeding on drought-like conditions and is the perfect fuel. fire loves the deep terrains, it explodes out of control when it hits a hill like this. so much of this hill was covered with waist-high debris and brush. when it hit this fire, it took off. tonight, idaho's beer creek fire is the most dangerous, most explosive blaze in the nation, with no sign of slowing down. it's moving in multiple directions, 160 square miles swallowed by flames so far. >> this fire has been very active and very aggressive. it's a perfect firestorm. >> reporter: the inferno, just a mile away from 5,000 homes. >> just an extended drought. it's been hot, it's been dry. >> reporter: firefighters call this an erratic and aggressive blaze, whipped by 30-mile-an-hour winds. 1200 firefighters are on the ground. more resources on the way. crews on the front lines have had little sleep. this back-breaking work is going around the clock. across the west, 41 uncontained wildfires are r
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Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
chemical weapons were used on syrian civilians. we have the latest from cairo, egypt. some of the video you are about to see may be considered disturbing. >> these images are still coming in showing horrors in syria and what a growing number of experts say indicate that chemical weapons were used. the administration seems to be weighing its options, trying to find out exactly what happened and who may have been responsible before taking action. >> get these reports are true, it would be an outrageous and flagrant escalation of use of chemical weapons by the regime. our focus is on nailing down the fax. >> the un secretary general said if it is proven that michael weapons or used, it would be a crime against humanity and should result in serious consequences. weapons,se of chemical anywhere, by anybody, under any circumstances, would violate international law. >> russia, which is an ally of the syrian regime, has joined calls for un inspectors to be allowed access to these sites of the alleged atrocities. currently, the un inspectors are not far away, in damascus, but they are bein
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Aug 9, 2013 5:30pm EDT
? - couple of grand? - a couple of-- you told me buying this place cleared us out. - it did. - so? - something came up. - what? - i got the check from sharon. - you never told me. it came this morning, you were half awake. well, half that money's mine. so i get a say in how it's spent. look, we can talk about money, the whys, the wherefores, but one thing's not for discussion-- - this money is for the kid. - fine. - so where you going now? - to buy some boots! not only are they quiet but they are very powerful, ladies. even the n.h.s. are using 'em to whip out your tonsils. "what do i want with a portable vacuum cleaner?" whip out nasal hair! blimey, that hurt! it's also good for getting the dog hairs off your duvet. you can also get the spider out the bathroom... the creepy crawlies? and also getting the biscuits out of your bed? when i left yours this morning i was still getting the crumbs out me underpants. if you go down any high street shop, it's 50 quid for that. i don't even reckon it's worth 40. put your money away. forget 30, for 25 quid-- 25 quid? no, not even 25. give m
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Aug 23, 2013 5:30pm EDT
kids asking for money for various causes. >> we focused on two organizations using children as fundraisers. here because a little while ago, one group was at this location but they left once it started rating. the children use bucket similar to this and they walk up to cars and trucks and ask for any types of contributions they can get that there is a lot of concern about how safe this really is. a donation.sts she appears to drop a coin and retrieves it from under the rear tire of this car stopped at a light. seconds later, traffic begins moving. it is incidents like this that worry drivers. atched children walk up to cars and trucks at various intersections. the kids, part of a summer program, run by the african heritage walkathon incorporated. >> we raise funds to give back to the community. >> victory swift says it started in 2003 and has raised $22,000 further groups working with till june. it has a walkathon as a fundraiser each year. permissionrents give to participate in the kids are trained and supervised to maintain safety. >> they are aware of the running does not me
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Aug 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the scene. the incident is under investigation. we have a news crew on the story and it will bring us up-to-date later in the newscast. >> the white house is wrestling with the dilemma of what to do about the crisis in egypt and whether to continue the $1.5 billion in aid to the nation. >> the white house has at least two concerned about stopping the money. one is the risk of appearing to be taking sides. the second is jeopardize the peace inhe region regarding israel. in cairo, egyptian identified people killed overnight while trying to escape a prison-bound truck. court ordered the release of the former president, hosni mubarak, ousted in the uprising. >> it delays any kind of resolution an increase is a polarization. >> the obama administration gives more than $1 billion in aid. >> we have serious interests in egypt and that part of the world. this is a very complicated problem. >> complicated in part because it could jeopardize efforts to fight terrorism in the region and affect peace agreements with israel. >> our concern is whether it is in compliance with the law and will it ge
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Aug 22, 2013 6:30pm EDT
chemical weapons use in syria a red line is now being cautious as it calls for an investigation. you're about to see what the rebels say is the evidence, some of it very graphic. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel joins us now with that. richard? >> reporter: good evening, lester. more videos emerge from syria today. they are unconfirmed by nbc news, but they are consistent with the accounts of witnesses we spoke to. and, again, these images are graphic. the syrian government bombed villages outside damascus today, the same villages hit yesterday by what looks like a war crime. an outrage. hundreds killed by chemical weapons, the rebels say, many of them buried today in mass graves. a syrian cameraman contracted by our partner itn filmed people looking at an exploded rocket. near it, dead bodies. nbc news has no way to confirm that the casualties were caused by this weapon. there is still no definitive proof that chemical weapons were used or by whom. but how can anyone fake rows of dead children? no apparent injuries. no blood. just lifeless bodies, their arms folded
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Aug 21, 2013 7:00pm EDT
norville. >> deborah: hello. thank you for joining us. it's a horrific crime that's actually generating calls to boycott america. a young man from australia was gunned down while jogging, allegedly by three american teenagers who were bored and did it for the fun of it. the senseless shooting is sparking both shock and outrage. >> reporter: a senseless murder causing an international uproar. >> a chilling story out of oklahoma. >> a shocking crime in oklahoma. the so-called thrill killing of a man from australia. >> reporter: police say these three teenagers gunned down a young man just for fun because they were bored. 22-year-old christopher lane played baseball in duncan, oklahoma. he was shot in the back from a car while he was out jogging. >> i am appalled. this is not supposed to happen in this community. >> reporter: prosecutor jason hicks said one of the accused, 15-year-old jason edwards actually danced as he was taken to jail. >> this whole thing was one great big joke. he thought it was funny. >> reporter: listen to the just released 911 call from a passerby. >> the
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Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
syrian government continues to deny the use of chemical weapons. latest ongel has the the violence, and we want to warn you in the video i'd be disturbing. -- confirmed, it could be one of the worst atrocities in syria. a series of 10 villages were attacked, hit by what rebels say where surface-to-surface missiles fired by the regime and tipped with chemical weapons. the death toll, well over 1000. sentence before death or shortness of death, constricted pupils, foaming at the mouth. we have seen video posted online showing many women and children among the dead. this. government has denied categorically that -- the syrian government has denied categorically they were response before the attack and it comes at a time when u.s. weapons inspectors looking into this matter are actually in damascus, a few miles away from the alleged attacks. >> still to come, many of us are getting in that much-needed grilling and chilling over the summer, but experts say do not over do that -- too much processed meat could increase health problems. >> grilling and chilling. i like that. we have a change in
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Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
grieving. ,> clutching a broken car light near the place a woman's body was found. he told us he is related to the victim. the entire family is devastated. >> i could not imagine. i would never do some thing like this. i cannot tell you that. i cannot know. to leave somebody? >> the person walking across the street down the woman's body 5:00 tuesday. investors believe she was standing on the northbound side of bayside beach road when a car hit her and kept going. they are looking for an older model mercedes similar to the one in the picture. it may have visible damage on the hood and the right headlight area. >> you have to remain on the scene of an accident. you have to report to authorities. that is our focus right now. have this vehicle. >> police blew the woman was hit a short time before body was discovered. >> the parents are grieving incredibly. forward, if you're the one that hits this girl, come for. it could help our family. >> that was kai reed reporting. the car in the picture is dark blue. police are not sure what color the suspect's car is. if you miss the car, call th
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Aug 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
witness it all. he joins us now from cairo. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. there are now open battles between supporters of egypt's democratically elected president and the military who removed him. and today the two sides clashed violently here in cairo. in cairo's aramsey square, just after three hours, it turned. gunshots rang out, demonstrators set bonfires, prayed for strength, broke stones for ammunition, slid barricades into place, and ramsey square, named for egypt's greatest pharaoh, became a front line. the protesters are taking cover under this elevated highway and seem to be taking life fire from a police station just up the road. wounded were hoisted on to motorcycles and ferried to clinics. some already looked dead. egypt says it's fighting its own war on terrorism and is running 24-hour coverage, demonizing the muslim brotherhood. north of cairo, the army shot to kill. but in alexandria, thousands supported the pro0 testers. in ramsey square, we followed the wounded to a nearby field hospital. a mosque where some protest rz arrived barely ali
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Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm EDT
night. >> this is where -- this happened around 10 p.m. monday night. neighbors tell us they witnessed the victim run down the street as he tried to get to a house to get some help. startled, cynthia brown was not sure what was happening. >> we were sitting in the living room last night and we heard shots. was -- ran past year. rex the initial investigation hasn't dated the suspect and the victim were in some sort of altercation when they were in the 100 block of winters lane. weaponpect produced a and began firing at the him striking him at least once. he fled the scene. >> the victim was hit in the upper body. investigators say his injury is not considered i threatening. police are investigating the weekend shootings of two men in the 5300 block of edmonton avenue. both were standing in front of this gas station when another man opened fire and ran from the area. the injuries were not life- threatening and they have no indication the incidents are connected. >> i was shocked. >> there worried. they moved into the neighborhood to be closer to her son's school . >> i do not w
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
deborah norville. >> diane: hello and thanks for joining us. i'm diane mcinerney in for deborah norville. what would you think if money started raining down on you? we mean lots of money, thousands of dollars literally floating out of the sky. who was behind it? les trent has the exclusive story. >> talk about dollars from heaven, that's real money. thousands of bucks just raining down out of the sky. stunned residents, young and old alike, scrambled to grab the cash. $5, $10, $20, $50, all of it thrown out by a helicopter pilot. >> i would just take a handful of money and throw it out. >> just look at all that loot. $10,000 in total. so what on earth is going on? believe it or not the money is a bequest from a businessman who owned a bait shop at this marina in delaware. he had a reputation as a bit of a grouch, but he secretly had a heart of gold. he put a clause in his will. >> i'd like to have $10,000 cash thrown out of an airplane when i die, down at the marina where i grew up and had a lot of friends. it's a place that brought me a lot of joy. >> becky lived with leonard f
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Aug 17, 2013 1:00am EDT
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Aug 16, 2013 7:00pm EDT
thank you for joining us. i'm diane mcinerney in today for deborah norville. it was supposed to be the happiest day of her life but this bride's day started with a major isis. her wedding gown was stolen but in her desperate call to 911. never did she think the operator on the other end of that call would actually save the day. >> the beautiful bride is wearing a very scial wedding gown but the story might renew your faith in humanity. her name is amanda and just hours before her wedding, disaster struck. somebody broke into the trunk of her car outside her home in kent, washington and stole her wedding dress. >> it was actually a cousin of mine. so she was handing it down to me. >> amanda called 911. she was so upset, the operator could barely understand her. >> now we've seen wedding dress disasters before. when this wisconsin woman's precious wedding dress was stolen she didn't take it lying down. >> all i could think was -- i'm going to catch the little punks that did this. >> alena gadke found her stolen wedding dress for sale on craigslist and worked with cops to set up a sti
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Aug 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
-old child was shot while playing outside. a reporter joins us from outside police headquarters with the latest on both investigations. >> one man was shot in east baltimore. 2 more were shot in central baltimore along guilford avenue. add that to 2 triple shootings over the weekend. three people shot in each of those incidents, including a young child. to st.ves were called charles avenue in west baltimore for a triple shooting. three men received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at an area hospital. less than 24 hours earlier, another triple shooting in the 1200 block of east eager street. police say a seven-year-old child was playing outside when he was hit the gunfire, along with 2 adult pick them's. >> complete disregard for the community, and an innocent child playing on his own street. fired several rounds. we have evidence to indicate it was multiple shots that were fired, nine to 10 shots at least. >> investigators say this was not a random shooting, but the child was not an intended target. they say the shooting was part of a neighborhood dispute, but so far, the
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Aug 20, 2013 7:00pm EDT
escorts, is this really a good use of police resources? >>> then, the doomsday castle. >> 8-inch block he that's filled with concrete and steel. >> the amazing house this family is building, to survive armageddon. >> protect yourself and provide. >>> plus, the secret life of convicted killer jodi arias. her obsession with men. she impersonated her boyfriend's ex-wife. >> she got breast implants to match the ex-wife's breast implants. that's creepy. >> now, "inside edition," in high definition, with deborah norville. >> thanks for joining us. i'm diane mcinerney in today for deborah norville. >>> a terrifying scene on a busy city sidewalk, a cab hits a curb and you won't believe who comes running to the rescue, tv's dr. oz. >> i don't know how the cab lost control, but this woman was devastated. >> a breathless dr. oz speaks moments after responding to a real life emergency in new york city outside his tv studio. it was total mayhem as a runaway cab jumped a curb and plowed into a crowd of people near rockefeller center tuesday severing the foot of a young british tourist. here is
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